- Vague owner's stamp on title-p. (crowned (illegible) monogram); occas. vaguely (water)stained (mainly in blank margin); one leaf w. old tear. Lower corners and foot of spine worn; lacks ties. A good/ fine copy.
= Adams V 941. The rare first edition of this group of three texts on Aristotle's De Anima in one volume. Part of the curriculum of medical students was that they were expected to have studied and written about Aristotle's De anima. Conrad Gessner, who had studied medicine and was deeply interested in the human soul wrote his De anima in this tradition. It is the fourth of the works contained in this book and is published here for the first time. "Es ist Gessners Hauptverdienst, die fünf Sinne, die Mensch und Tier gemeinsam haben, über Aristoteles hinaus in Aussehen, Potenz und Akt klassifiziert zu haben." (A.-S. Goeing, in: Gessner-Katalog Zürich, 2016, S. 50). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXIII.